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orange pekoe

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noun
  1. a black tea composed of the smallest top leaves and grown in India and Ceylon.
  2. any India or Ceylon tea of good quality.
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Origin of orange pekoe

First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for orange pekoe

orange pekoe

noun
  1. a superior grade of black tea made from the small leaves at the tips of the plant stems and growing in India and Sri Lanka
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